The milonga law

The Association of Milonga Organizers held a milonga today in front of city hall to bring attention to the law they’ve tried to get passed to protect the milongas.  Hundreds of dancers came to show their support.

NI UNA MILONGA MENOS

NI UNA CLAUSURA MAS

DEFENDAMOS NUESTRO TANGO

PROTEJAMOS LAS MILONGAS

FOMENTEMOS NUESTRO PATRIMONIO CULTURAL

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Omar Viola, the organizer of Parakultural for more than 20 years, was there telling people about the law they proposed to the city legislature.  I interviewed Daniel Rezk, an organizer of two milongas in Club Gricel, to tell me about the law in English.

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Tito Palumbo, editor of Buenos Aires Tango magazine, is always on the scene for tango.  He reminded me that he wrote the text for the proposed milonga law in 2012, but most don’t know he is its author.

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The legislature palace is getting a facelift, hence the scaffolding.

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Julio Duplaa and Graciela Lopez enjoyed a tango.

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Vilma Heredia, a veteran milonga organizer, came to support the law.

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Local milongueros came to support the protest for the milonga law.

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The city hall palace is undergoing renovation.

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Dancers didn’t complain about dancing on cobblestones to support the cause.

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Many came to watch the dancing and listen to the music.

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The workman had the best view of the milonga from above.

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The milongas and practicas in public spaces are non-profit.

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Julio Duplaa gave an interview for public television during the event.

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The street vendors were patient for a few hours while the milonga received media attention.  Let’s hope they gained the eyes and ears of city legislators (such as Susana Rinaldi) for support of the milonga law.

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